Over 500 Parishes Have Moved to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church
The exodus from the Russian Orthodox Church to the newly independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church continues at a rapid pace
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Over 500 parishes have already made the decision to move from the Russian Orthodox Church in Ukraine, formerly known as the Moscow Patriarchate, to the newly formed Orthodox Church of Ukraine.
Volyn region remains Ukraine’s transition leader with the number of parishes that have switched to the OCU having already exceeded a hundred. The total number of registered religious communities of the former Moscow Patriarchate in the that region is one of the largest in Ukraine – more than 600, according to the Dukhovniy [Religious] Front online outlet.
Many parishes also decided to move to the OCU in Vinnytsia, Khmelnytsky, Zhytomyr, Rivne, and Lviv regions. In particular, in one of the districts of Lviv, all parishes of the former Moscow Patriarchate switched to the OCU.